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"Because of University Without Walls, we all have an inner confidence to replace any past self-doubt that others were smarter or better educated." - UWW alum

health studies

seek job security in a high demand field.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that more than 2.4 million health care jobs will be created in the next decade, making this one of the fastest growing sectors of the economy. 

UMass UWW is committed to helping you finish your bachelor's degree online with a focus in health studies.

Whether you have years of experience or are just starting your career, UMass UWW will help you develop the knowledge and enhance the skills you need to advance your career in high-demand health professions such as health care administration, health care management, health education, public health, health promotion, health advocacy, health policy, health communication, mental health and substance abuse, health programming and more. 

Best of all, our flexible degree completion program gives you the opportunity to bring in or earn up to 105 credits for your prior coursework, prior learning, and work & life experience. This accelerates your degree and saves you money. 

outstanding instructors. health studies courses you need. 

Take courses with distinguished instructors from the UMass School of Public Health and Health Sciences, the UMass School of Education, the Departments of Psychology and Sociology and more.   

Course topics include: health care administration, health care financial management, health care program evauation, health politics and policy, community development and health education, health disparities, women's health, health and substance abuse, holistic health, violence and public health, globalization and health, environmental health, mental health, community nutrition, and more.  

a great education. credit for experience. outstanding support.  

The University Without Walls (UWW) is an academic program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst designed to help adults just like you complete your first bachelor's degree online at a world-class public university.

At UMass UWW, you can design your own program of study in health studies, bring in or earn up to 105 credits for your prior coursework, prior learning, and work & life experience,  and finish your bachelor's degree online without ever having to come to campus. Or take advantage of blended or on-campus courses.

time tested, custom-built for adults like you. 

For over 45 years, UMass UWW has been serving adult students like you. We understand the daily challenges you face balancing work, family and community responsibilities, and are committed to providing flexible options and outstanding one-on-one support from your first class through graduation.

Contact us to learn why so many adults interested in health studies choose UMass UWW.